Rook numbers have
dropped from 5000 to about 130 in Otago but those remaining
are becoming increasingly difficult to target.
A pedestrian and cycle bridge described as the "missing link"
between Dunedin's Queens Gardens and the harbourside has been
proposed by the Dunedin City Council.
It will not come as any surprise to Dunedin residents that
the city was the coolest of New Zealand's six main centres in
While the Otago Regional Council has yet to give a discount
for late resource consent processing, the issue still has
A group of students visiting Otago from the University of
Peking in Beijing, China, is full of praise for the region
and the activities it provides but has one complaint - the
The pump station on the Waipori River, which keeps more than
7000ha of the Taieri Plain dry, is to get a $1.1 million
refurbishment, including new pumps.
A new enforcement tool is being developed to ensure
landowners not complying with new rabbit-control regulations
are compelled to do so.
The anxious wait for suitable weather conditions to allow
aerial spraying to begin over the Waihola-Waipori wetlands
ended yesterday, one the eve of World Wetlands Day.
The Otago Regional Council is backing its approach to water
management in Otago, saying it is "simpler and more
cost-effective" than Government-backed recommendations for
fresh water management.
A Fiordland crested penguin starting its moult has been
rescued from a beach at Ocean View, south of Dunedin - where
it was at risk from dog attacks - and released at Sandfly
Bay, on Otago Peninsula.
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